"We build corporate member and certified supplier capacity and avail Best Practices, Tools & Expertise related to supporting and enhancing the implementation of effective Supplier Diversity Development"




“More than at any other time, the situation that confronts our nation and country, and the tasks we have set ourselves, demand that we inspire and organize all our people to act together as one, to do all the things that have to be done, understanding that in a very real sense, all of us, together, hold our own future in our hands. As we act together everywhere in our country, this we must also understand that what we have to be about is – business unusual.”

Thabo Mbeki (2008)


Today, businesses face rapid change like never before. Globalization has increased the markets and opportunities for more growth and revenue. However, increasingly diverse markets have a wide variety of needs and expectations that must be understood if they are to become strong customers and collaborators. Concurrently, scrutiny of stakeholders has increased. Thus, the ability to manage change, while continuing to meet the needs of stakeholders, is a very important skill required by today's leaders and managers. It is less about just “doing the right thing” and more about creating a climate where everyone’s qualities and talents are leveraged in a way that propels the organization closer to their business goals.


It is in line with this that the SASDC provides platforms for knowledge sharing and capacity building for both our corporate members and certified suppliers – it is vital that both parties are enabled to drive their common goals.